Part of the appeal of having a proper smartphone is that you can point my mobile browser at a website and look at it. You can even look at sites that aren’t designed for mobile phones…well, as long as they aren’t Flash-based. One annoyance of browsing the interweb with a smartphone is that every site and its cousin has its own proprietary mobile app, and they want you to download it. One person finally became annoyed enough with getting nagged to install unwanted apps that they began cataloging screenshots.
The site is based on Tumblr, and at left is the ironic message that you see when visting it on a smartphone. Ironic.
The site’s name, “I Don’t Want Your F***ing App,” is not quite safe for some workplaces, but we can all agree with the sentiment. Sometimes you want a site’s app, and sometimes you don’t. What you don’t want is to be pestered about downloading the app every time you visit a given site, especially when the mobile version of the site is perfectly nice.
See a particularly annoying app pitch? Submit it yourself.
I Don’t Want Your F***ing App [Tumblr]